Saturday , 21 April 2018

Reader Opinion: MISD and No Child Left Behind, Part 2

Submitted by Curtis Rath

McKinney ISD has failed to meet the expectations set forth under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The district has been rated at “Missed AYP”, (Adequate Yearly Progress) for the school years of 2010-2011 and 2011-2012.

Thirteen of the districts 32 schools, also received the “Missed AYP” designation for the 2011-2012 school year. More information about NCLB can be found in my previous post.

The state of Texas maintains the NCLB Report Card for Texas school at this site. Click 2012 and 2010 to see the reports for McKinney ISD.

The reports are extremely long and detailed and the following is a simplified analysis of the test results, categorized by the following demographic: Texas, Frisco and McKinney for the groups of All Students, African-American, Economically Disadvantaged, and Hispanics.

Passing Rates for All Students


Comments: McKinney is just about in the middle of Texas and Frisco in term of overall student passing.

African American


Comments: African American students in McKinney are doing slightly better than the Texas African American average, but significantly worse than the average African American student in Frisco.

Economically Disadvantaged


Comments: The Economically Disadvantaged students in McKinney are doing the same as the state average and significantly worse than Frisco.



Comments: Hispanic students in McKinney are doing about the same as the Texas average and far worse than Frisco.

All Students by Grade


Comments: McKinney 10th graders seemed to improve over the Texas average, but the rest of the grades have fallen further behind Frisco.

Economically Disadvantaged Students


Comments: Only the 4th grade showed a significant increase, the rest of the grades were static or have fallen

This is the historical passing rates for Economically Disadvantaged students since 1999.

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Starting in 2005, the scores for the Texas average and Frisco begin to increase, while McKinney’s actually decreased after 2006.

In 2006, over the objections of parents, McKinney ISD Board of Trustees imposed forced busing, for socioeconomic reasons.

“Despite complaints from dozens of parents, the committee charged with setting high school boundaries for the coming school year opted to stick with its proposal that will go before the school board Tuesday. 

Committee members decided Thursday night that the plan provides the only way to balance socio – economic levels among students at each of the three high schools while also making sure none of the buildings are overcrowded. 

The decision came after an emotional public hearing this week, when many parents said the plan unfairly forces students from certain sections of town to endure long commutes.” 

School board President Geralyn Kever said that after this week’s hearing, she received a flood of e-mails from parents who support the plan“I’m going to give a lot of weight to their recommendation,” Ms. Kever said of the committee. “But I’m not prepared to have a final stance until I meet with the committee and hear their recommendation.” 

Despite criticism, panel sticks to high school boundary plan – McKinney ISD: Committee decides to submit proposal to board, Karen Ayres, The Dallas Morning News, Saturday, January 14, 2006

Links for Additional Research

Curtis Rath
The Right View

McKinney ISD maintains this page, that is details the district “Accountability and Assessment”.

The TEA (Texas Education Agency) maintain this site, for those interested in historical data about Texas school performance under the NCLB Act.

McKinney ISD Board of Trustees

Bobby Amick
Amy Dankel
Kathi Livezey
Wade Johnson
Maria McKinzie
Curtis Rippee
Lynn Sperry

MISD Profile and Statistics

McKinney ISD Financial Information

Academic Excellence Indicator System

Accountability Rating System for Texas Public Schools and Districts

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